Woman ‘commits’ suicide in Bor

A young woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging on Christmas day in Bor town of Jonglei State, local authorities have said.
John Makuei Alier, the Bor Municipality public health deputy director, told Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday that the unidentified woman was found dead, hanging from a rope at a deserted house in Bor’s Nigel neighborhood last Friday.
“We were informed by the locals about the deceased. When we went there, we found her hanging in a house in Nigel. There were no people in the house. It has been deserted due to the floods. The woman was seen by a passerby who then informed us,” Makuei said.
The municipal official pointed out that the deceased was buried over the weekend and that a case has been opened with the police.
Joseph Mayen Akoon, the state police commissioner, said investigations are ongoing into the incident.
“She was found hanged dead. We cannot tell whether there was foul play or just suicide. Up to now no relative of the deceased has appeared. And no suicide note was left behind,” Mayen said.

Source: Radio Tamazuj